synthezoid composed of "Horton Cells" that simulate human life, able to ignite flames, generate infrared heat, absorb heat and flame, pyrokinetically manipulate sources of fire, selectively produce and control radiation from his flames, and use heat and thrust for flight
Recruited for membership in Avengers West Coast #50.
Because of the influence of Immortal and the Forever Crystal, the Human Torch's lifeline diverged after Fantastic Four Annual #4. One parallel version of the Torch was remolded into the Vision in Avengers (1st series) #57. This version of the Torch continued to exist independently.
The Human Torch had a radioactive aspect to his powers since his revival in the 1950's. Following All-New Invaders #14-15, he lost his flame power, retaining only his ability to emit and control radiation.